If you're a disabled soldier returning from Iraq or Afghanistan and need a hand filling out the paperwork for your benefits, don't bother asking the Department of Veteran Affairs. They won't help.
That's because last year Army officials instructed representatives from the VA at Fort Drum, NY not to help veterans with their disability paperwork because there was a "conflict of interest."1 Soldiers that get help from the VA tend to get higher disability ratings...which means that the government owes them more money. And within the Bush administration's corporate worldview, that just doesn't work. After all, they've got their buddies to pay. Tell Secretary of the Army Geren that this is not acceptable and sign our petition today.
Secretary Geren: Disabled soldiers should get all the help they need
The soldiers say they feel betrayed and Americans should be outraged. These are men and women who have fought for our country and deserve better.
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1. "Document Shows Army Blocked Help for Soldiers," NPR Morning Edition, February 7, 2008